Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • August 28, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS


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Kansas Mental Health Coalition

Speaking with one voice to meet critical needs of people with mental illness.

Amended Agenda

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August 28, 2019   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center, basement conference room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

Teleconference access 1-515-606-5183 enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

Amendment:  Kim Lynch, Commissioner of State Hospitals, KDADS, will Be our August guest and will likely need to speak at the beginning of the agenda  

Introductions and sign-in sheet    Mary Jones, Vice President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   See minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Meet in September.

   Financial Report - Colin Thomasset

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – reports by members

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood     Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Coalitiion Meeting – The Alliance issued an article about behavioral health in response to policymakers associating recent mass shootings with access to behavioral health treatment.  See handout. 

   Consumer Programs -

   Parity Committee – Amy Campbell  

11:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell 

KDADS Stakeholder Budget Input Hearing - See comments

Legislative Budget Committee

Family First

Robert G. Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight  Handouts: Agenda, KanCare Exec Summary, KanCare Update, Medicaid Eligibility Strategy, KDADS Update, KDADS Strategic Plan, United Healthcare Handout, Sunflower Handout, Aetna Handout

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - 

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2019 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  February 19, 2020

2019 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov 27, Dec. 18  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 27, June 26, Sept. 25, Dec. 18)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 23, February 27, April 24,  May 22, August 28, October 23

For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

c/o Amy A. Campbell, Lobbyist, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617    campbell525@sbcglobal.net

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604  785-969-1617

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